Perry Link

Perry Link is Chancellorial Chair at the University of California at Riverside. His recent books include An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics and a translation of the memoirs of the Chinese astrophysicist Fang Lizhi, entitled The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State. (June 2018)

Eliot Weinberger, New York City, circa 2000

A Magician of Chinese Poetry

19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways)

by Eliot Weinberger, with an afterword by Octavio Paz

The Ghosts of Birds

by Eliot Weinberger

November 24, 2016 issue

Cai Liang: Sons of Poor Peasants, 1964

If Mao Had Been a Hermit

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

edited by Yunte Huang

Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

by Jeremy Ingalls, compiled and edited by Allen Wittenborn

April 7, 2016 issue

Ma Liang: Postman, No. 1, 2008; from Jiang Jiehong’s An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation, published recently by Thames and Hudson

China: Novelists Against the State

Death Fugue

by Sheng Keyi, translated from the Chinese by Shelly Bryant

A Map of Betrayal

by Ha Jin

Kinder Than Solitude

by Yiyun Li

The Dog: Stories

by Jack Livings

November 19, 2015 issue

An umbrella salesman being arrested by two plainclothes officers a moment after unfurling an apparently apolitical, sports-related banner in front of the Shanghai World Expo (­hoping it would be captured by the foreign photographer who was nearby), April 2010

How to Deal with the Chinese Police

In the Shadow of the Rising Dragon: Stories of Repression in the New China

edited by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze, translated from the Chinese by Stacy Mosher

Zaoyu jingcha: Zhongguo weiquan diyixian qinli gushi [Encounters with the Chinese Police: Stories of Personal Experience at the First Line of Defense of Chinese Rights]

edited by Xu Youyu and Hua Ze

November 7, 2013 issue

Photograph by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (middle) that he took in a mirrored elevator with two police officers and the Chinese artist and musician Zouxiao Zuzhou (right), Chengdu, China, 2009

China: ‘Capitulate or Things Will Get Worse’

For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison

by Liao Yiwu, translated from the Chinese by Wenguang Huang

This Generation: Dispatches from China’s Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)

by Han Han, edited and translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr

Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009

by Ai Weiwei, edited and translated from the Chinese by Lee Ambrozy

October 24, 2013 issue

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